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Lessons from Texas: HELOC growth and recessions...

AUGUST 21, 2011

Rules governing home equity lines of credit are vastly different in Texas than in Canada.  What are the implications of rampant HELOC growth for the Canadian economy?

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Revisiting demographics: Another reason why the next decade will be nothing like the last

MAY 18, 2011

The role of demographics in driving demand for residential real estate is often a topic ignored by many economists and the mainstream media...

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Examining house prices and rents in major Canadian cities

MAY 11, 2011

By all measures we've examined thus far, house prices appear significantly overvalued in many regions of the country...

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So much for the ‘conservative’ Canadian consumer: Another look at Canada’s credit bubble

MARCH 30, 2011

The 'conservative' Canadian consumer has been often cited as one of the primary reasons for Canada's miraculous escape from the depths of the Great Recession.

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